Relevant Population CharacteristicsThe racial/ethnic distribution of tuberculosis (TB) in Utah for the five-year period of 2013-2017 was as follows: 45% occurred in persons of Hispanic ethnicity, 23% in Asians, 12% in Whites, 11% in Blacks/African Americans, 7% in Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, and 3% in American Indian/Alaskan Natives. Over the past five years in Utah, more than 90% of Asian and Black/African American persons with TB were non-US-born.
The racial/ethnic distribution of TB morbidity for the United States in 2017 was as follows: 35% occurred in Asians; 28% in persons of Hispanic ethnicity; 21% in Blacks/African Americans; 12% in Whites; 2% in persons of multiple or unknown races; and 1% each in American Indians/Alaskan Natives and in Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders. (CDC. ''Tuberculosis - United States, 2017'', 2018).
In the years 2013-2017, 79% of the persons diagnosed with TB in Utah were non-US-born. In 2017, 70% of the national case total of persons diagnosed with TB were non-US-born. (CDC. ''Tuberculosis - United States, 2017'', 2018). These numbers show the importance of effectively screening and treating individuals from high TB prevalence areas.
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